Well, it’s that time again: Pool Closing Season.
It comes around every year here at Premier Pool & Spa. The summer sun is gone, the kids are back at school, and the days are getting shorter. It’s pool closing season. This guide will prepare you and your pool for what to expect when our service technicians to close the pool down for the year. If this guide does not answer all the questions you may have, please contact us.
Please take a second to review a few quick items regarding our Pool Closing Service:
Before Your scheduled closing your pool should be clear and the water balanced. Do all housekeeping chores, brush walls and vacuum the pool, empty skimmers, test and balance water. Pool heaters should be turned off at least 24 hours before scheduled closing. Backwash the filter and lower the pool water to below the returns if this applies to you. Also be sure that all auto covers are pumped off. Have all winter parts and covers available for Service Techs when they arrive at your pool. All repairs should be done before pool closing. For a full preparation of your Pool Closing, read our post on Preparing for Your Auto Cover Closing or Preparing for Your Mesh Cover Closing.
Here’s what’s included in a Standard Pool Closing:
- Winterize filter
- Winterize pump
- Winterize heater
- Remove skimmer basket/s and return eyeballs
- Blow out all plumbing lines, add antifreeze, and install winter plugs (Premier double plugs the returns)
- Note: All plugs, return eyeballs, etc. that were removed are stored in the pump basket and blue backpack bag provided by Premier.
- Clean up trash and tools used for closing the pool
- 3 Gallons Antifreeze included
…and what’s NOT included or included at an additional charge:
- Adding winterizing chemicals ($90)
- Lowering Water ($90)
- Any winterizing plugs, gizmos, etc. that are needed and not on site will be charged to the customer on a standard closing (check Pre-Scheduled and Pre-Pay Closings for difference).
- Cleaning salt cell ($40)
- Spa Closing (Spa Closing Attached: $210 ; Separate Spa Closing: $234)
- Turning off electricity and take trippers off timers
- Installing cover. (Mesh $132) (Water bag – time and material) Any covers already on the pool will be charged for the removal of the cover and charged again for putting the cover back on. The Service Technicians need full access to your whole pool.
- Chemically clean filters and store for the winter, re-install on spring opening ($125)
- Note: Please make sure we have access to the pool as well as the cover and winterization plugs for the skimmer and returns. Be sure that auto cover keys are left out for Techs so that they can get into your pool. Pools should have auto covers pumped off.
- If you would like any of the above done, please ask for pricing when calling to set up your pool closing
Standard Pool Closing is $222 plus tax. Looking for a deal? Check out our Open/Close Specials
Please note: Premier Pool & Spa recommends you contact us at least 30 days before you want your pool closed. This will ensure you can be scheduled for a time that works best for both you and our service technicians.